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Hamilton MA

Hamilton MA Town HallOriginally a section of Ipswich called “The Hamlet,” the town was named for Alexander Hamilton, whose portrait became the town seal in 1903. Hamilton had no specific association with the community and was most likely chosen for his importance in American history.

Hamilton is a rural community with a compact downtown area, beautiful residential neighborhoods, and pastoral landscapes with old stone walls on winding, tree-lined roads. It is also know for its rich equestrian heritage. Myopia Hunt Club holds frequent events including Sunday afternoon polo and hosts an annual Thanksgiving Day fox hunt open to the public.

Hamilton has close ties to neighboring Wenham, sharing a school system, library, recreation department, commuter rail station, and newspaper. In 2010, Boston Magazine listed Hamilton-Wenham among the “Best Places to Live."

>> Visit Hamilton Website

>> History of Hamilton

>> Hamilton Stats & Demographics


Things To Do in Hamilton:

Myopia Polo Club

General Patton Park

Bradley Palmer State Park

Chebacco Lake

Green Meadows Farm

Restaurants in Hamilton:

15 Walnut

Weathervane Tavern

Black Cow



Shopping in Hamilton:

Timeless Interiors & Gifts



The Natural Dog


Hamilton Schools:

Cutler Elementary School

Bessie Buker Elementary School

Winthrop Elementary School

Miles River Middle School

Hamilton-Wenham Regional High School

Pingree School is a private, coeducational college preparatory day school founded in 1960.


Living in Hamilton:

For Sale in Hamilton

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